Why didn’t Mike Pompeo meet the Prime Minister?

Why didn’t Mike Pompeo meet the Prime Minister?

29 October 2020 08:11 pm

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on an official visit to Sri Lanka, has not met with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Prior to Pompeo's visit, almost all local media had reported that he would meet with President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

The Chinese Special Envoy who visited Sri Lanka a few weeks ago also met the President as well as the Prime Minister.

However, in the end, Mike Pompeo did not meet Mahinda Rajapaksa. No reason was given by either party.

According to sources, there is a serious discussion in the political arena as to whether the 20th Amendment is being passed on to the Prime Minister now.